In January, the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) will again be offering online course Environmental Communication: Research Into Practice.
This course explores how the most relevant research and theory from communication, psychology, sociology, and political science can be used to improve the practice of science, sustainability and environmental communication. Participants get an overview of the field as we examine how language, images, narratives, values, frames and media come together in advocacy and social marketing campaigns, and other forms of public participation for environmental protection. We consider how communication is used to accomplish practical goals, as well as how it affects people's beliefs about nature and environmental affairs. To do this we use readings, examples, cases, recorded lectures, discussions, and the insights of leaders in the field. Participants have the opportunity to work on communication projects that are relevant to their specific interests.
Who is the course for?
This course is most relevant to:
- Environmental communication professionals who want to brush up or catch up
- Environmental policy & science professionals who need to improve their communication
- Students (graduate or senior undergraduate) in communication, environmental studies and sciences, or other fields who don't have access to such a course at their school
- Concerned citizens who want to become more involved in advocacy and public participation in environmental affairs
Course participants come from all over the world.
More information is on the Environmental Communication: Research Into Practice page. Space is limited to 20 participants per session.